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. and nothing happened. and so when sandy hook happened, to me was-- it had to be a tipping point. you couldn't now have, after aurora, a few months before, 20 young children blown to pieces with three to 11 bullets each from the same weapon that had been used in aurora and not do something as a civilized humain society. and what brought it really to vogue for me, sandy hook, was it was almost identical to what happened in a school in scott rant in the mid-90s where a deranged man had taken guns spy school and killed 16 children. i never covered a more awful story in terms of the gut-wretching images of these poor parents sprinting to the school. i'm a father of four kids. like all parents, i drop my kids off at school and you hand them over and you expect to get them back. and it was just awful. and it was exactly the same, watching sandy hook pim turned on cnn and there were these parents racing to the school, the same terror in their faces. and i thought, this-- this doesn't look right. they were saying one person had been killed. parents don't react like that if they think that's what's h
and six brave adults were violently taken from us at sandy hook elementary, more than 900 of our fellow americans have reportedly died at the end of a gun-- 900 in the past month. and every day we wait, that number will keep growing. so i'm putting forward a specific set of proposals based on the work of joe's task force. and in the days ahead i intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make them a reality. >> suarez: the president then offered the most far-reaching proposals to curb gun violence since at least the clinton administration. they include 23 steps he can take on his own, through executive action. among them, improving the system of background checks already in place for gun purchases. providing funding to study gun violence, including the effects of violent video games and entertainment. helping schools develop emergency response plans and hire resource officers, including police, if they want them. and clarifying that mental health providers are allowed to report patients who make violent threats. joining the president on stage as he signed those executive orders
"sandy" -- last october -- spent the night in tents with propane heaters. britain, the netherlands and germany are warning their citizens to get out of benghazi, libya. the alert today cited an the city. the alert today cited an imminent threat to westerners in the city. there were no specifics, and the u.s. embassy in libya said it had nothing pointing to threats against americans. the u.s. ambassador to libya -- and three other americans -- died last september when islamist militants attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. north korea declared today it will conduct a third nuclear test, defying newly expanded u.n. sanctions. the announcement came two days after the u.n. security council condemned the north for a long-range rocket test last month. in response, the north's top governing body -- the national defense commission -- issued this statement, on state t.v. >> ( translated ): we do not deny that a variety of satellites and long-range rockets will be launched. one after another and a nuclear test of a higher level which will be carried out by it in the upcoming all-out acti
subsidy force the smart phones sold over the holidays and damage from superstorm sandy will. shares have been trading near 6 month low os falling practice before tonight's warning, they fell another 1% from this closing price and extended hours trading. leading the consumer sector was media giant c.b.s. it wants to get out of the outdoor billboard business. it plans on converting its outdoor ad business in north and south america into a real estate investment trust, and selling off the same business in europe and asia. the news fueled a rally in c.b.s., as well as, in two of its billboard competitors. c.b.s. shares jumped 7.9% on heavy volume to a new 52 week high. clear channel outdoor gained 6.8%. lamar, which also is converting to a real estate investment trust, rose 2.3%. home builders were strong thanks to the strong increase in new home construction in december. pulte group rallied 5.3% closing over $20 per share for the first time since the summer of 2007. news of more homes being built helped home improvement retailers home depot and lowe's. home depot is less than a dollar away
in the last week or two with the sandy relief passing and also the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, it really, those things had more democratic votes than republicans, and a lot of sensitive, you know, that happens to john boehner too many times his speakership could be in trouble. so my guess is it will come from the senate, but you've got zoe meeting quietly with a republican from florida talking about details they can bring back to their colleagues. i think actually this is one of these issues where people in both houses are going to want to take credit for being outfront on this issue. i think you're going to see a spate of bills coming forward. >> scott, this is a hot issue. lots of legislators as you mentioned are jumping on the bandwag bandwagon. the lawmakers you talked to in washington, how hopeful are they there will be a bipartisan deal reached this time around? immigration has been attempted before and it's failed. >> i think there is a lot of hope. as i said, the stars kind of are aligning on this, not only do you have republicans willing to come to the table and talk seriously a
in claims from superstorm sandy, but that didn't hurt profits as much as analysts feared. travelers earned 72 cents per share last quarter, only about half what it earned a year earlier but more than five times estimates. shares responded nicely to the surprise, rallying 2.1%, pushing shares to a new high. two items to focus on with the two big phone companies. first, a.t.&t. is expanding its wireless business. the company is buying the retail operations, subscribers, and, most importantly, the wireless licenses of atlantic tele- network. the price was $780 million. a.t.&t. shares gained 0.5% while atlantic tele-network jumped 12.3%. the wireless carriers have been looking for spectrum to expand their services. verizon, meantime, reported quarterly results a nickel less than expected. like other carriers, while it sold a record number of smart- phones over the holidays, many of them came with heavy subsidies hurting short term profits. the stock gained 0.9%. it hit a two-month low last week. tomorrow night, we will hear from apple about its holiday quarter. this quarter, the anticipation h
: one month has passed since the massacre at sandy hook elementary school where a gunman fatally shot 20 children and six adults. the tragedy has reignited a debate about gun violence in america. today president obama announced new measures for improving gun control. >> this is our first task as a society: keeping our children safe. this is how we will be judged. and their voices should compel us to change and that's why last month i asked joe to lead an effort, along with members of my cabinet to come up with some concrete steps we can take right now to keep our children safe. to help prevent mass shootings. to reduce the broader epidemic of gun violence in this country. and we can't put this off any longer. >> rose: his 23 executive actions are being called the largest reform proposal on guns in a generation. he called for expanded background checks, a renewed ban on assault weapons and limits on high-capacity magazines. joining me now, joe scarborough, the host of msnbc's "morning joe" and a former congressman. michael scherer joins us from washington. he wrote this week's "time" maga
sandy. and the people of new york and new jersey and new england who were devastated by it to get the same kind of treatment that the people who suffered from cat in-- katrina did. left to republican votes and john boehner's best efforts have failed in the house of representatives. democrats passed it. both cases, democrats were the key. >> i thinks that-- these are exceptional cases. in the years ahead the republicans discover they can't govern controlling the house. the democrats are going to discover they can't get much done unless they control the house. and i think in general the general pattern is they both lost a lot of -- >> here we are the friday before the secretary inauguration, second term so we're talking about president's actions this week. how he is positioning himself, what do you see in that? for the secretary term? >> i think right now he's sort of in a much more moderate spot than he was last time. i think if you look at the first two big issues that first the fiscal fight where he's got the public on his side. you've got immigration where he's got the public on
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